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rattler
01-20-2012, 07:58 PM
wanting some input from other hunters out there. wanting to buy some light weight hunting boots or hikers, i currenty have the perfekt by meidl really like them just want to try something lighter any input would be great

sticknbiggens
02-07-2012, 06:32 PM
Check out Kenetrek's Hardscrabble Hiker. Not sure if their lighter than your Meindls though. Kenetrek makes a great boot.

JNDEER
02-07-2012, 06:39 PM
Vasque.

I use the Vasque Breeze GTX boots and really like them for summer/mild weather hunting. In really tall wet grass or extreme rain they got soaked.

Bitterroot Bulls
02-07-2012, 06:51 PM
I have had excellent performance from Kayland Vertigo Highs. They are pretty light for the excellent support. They are making a hunting version now as well.

ontarget7
02-07-2012, 07:01 PM
Lowa's for me. They have treated me very good.

hvfd21walker
02-07-2012, 07:08 PM
Gonna try Lathrop and Sons Hanwags this year. Not impressed with Kennetreks. Bought hardscrambler lights and they rubbed blisters on my heals. Even broke them into. So decided to try there Mountain Extremes and the did the same thing to me.

archer8524
02-07-2012, 07:26 PM
This past year I purchased a pair of Cabelas Silent Stalk Sneakers. I have been very impressed with them so far!

Drelk
02-07-2012, 07:38 PM
Agree with jndeer. Vasque r really light and offer great support. But inevitably they get soaked.

packer58
02-07-2012, 08:40 PM
Danner Jackal's, super light weight with VERY comfortable insoles. I'm on my second pair now and both have been hunt ready out of the box, no break-in required. These boots IMO are geared towards mild season hunts with little or no snow.

RobinHood
02-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Cabela's Meindl with IQ memory foam
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Denali8482-Hunting-Boots-with-Fit-IQ-by-Meindl/721726.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3D searchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProduc ts%26Ntt%3Dmeindl%2Biq%26x%3D0%26y%3D0%26WTz_l%3DH eader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=meindl+iq&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

Awesome boots and a great warranty

I have had Kenetrek and I wasnt impressed.

8750
02-07-2012, 11:22 PM
Ive had good luck with UA Ridgereeper. I had great luck with Danner and Vasque too.

Drhorsepower
02-07-2012, 11:47 PM
I worked wild land for five seasons. I learned to take care of my feet. I wear la sportiva glacier evos. They are the best boots for me. They have awesome ankle support. A little warm in summer months but not too hot. They do not have a huge heel which I love because it is more of a natural walking postion. We are not made to wear heals. They also have a big toe box which takes some getting used to but is also more natural. They are fairly popular in the wildland setting for good reasons. I lost count on how many pairs I have bought. Scarpa is also a popular boot there also. Oh as far as break in time, I bought a new pair half way through season and spent the next 2 weeks working 16 hour days on a hotshot crew in Idaho national forest. No blisters. I wear these boots religiously out in the field, it doesn't matter what I'm doing.

sjsmallfield
02-08-2012, 01:31 AM
Danner Jackal's, super light weight with VERY comfortable insoles. I'm on my second pair now and both have been hunt ready out of the box, no break-in required. These boots IMO are geared towards mild season hunts with little or no snow.

I have the same boots for early season. Quiet soles, waterproof, and light weight. I hunt alot of granite here in CA and these boots have the best gripping sole I have used yet on that rock. Two thumbs up!

jjenness
02-08-2012, 08:44 AM
I have the same boots for early season. Quiet soles, waterproof, and light weight. I hunt alot of granite here in CA and these boots have the best gripping sole I have used yet on that rock. Two thumbs up!

Danner Jackal's for me too. I just bought them last year, and put several miles on them right out of the box. Several days were 5 miles a day with the longest trek being 15 miles and never had a blister or hot spot. Very good for early season.

JNDEER
02-08-2012, 09:28 AM
I worked wild land for five seasons. I learned to take care of my feet. I wear la sportiva glacier evos. They are the best boots for me. They have awesome ankle support. A little warm in summer months but not too hot. They do not have a huge heel which I love because it is more of a natural walking postion. We are not made to wear heals. They also have a big toe box which takes some getting used to but is also more natural. They are fairly popular in the wildland setting for good reasons. I lost count on how many pairs I have bought. Scarpa is also a popular boot there also. Oh as far as break in time, I bought a new pair half way through season and spent the next 2 weeks working 16 hour days on a hotshot crew in Idaho national forest. No blisters. I wear these boots religiously out in the field, it doesn't matter what I'm doing.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/la-sportiva-glacier-evo-mountaineering-boots-leather-for-men~p~2063u/

Looks like a good sale for them if anyone is interested in the boots.

Drhorsepower
02-08-2012, 10:52 AM
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/la-sportiva-glacier-evo-mountaineering-boots-leather-for-men~p~2063u/

Looks like a good sale for them if anyone is interested in the boots.

Wow that is a good deal! I wish they weren't sold out, I would stock up. Those are the evo 2s. I think they are a little heavier than the originals. I can't remember. I have had both.

Tenmilestyle
02-08-2012, 06:45 PM
Last season i bought my second pair of Wolverine Antelopes! The first set took many many miles of tough ground. They are so light! Easy to step light and move fast with out clunking around. The tread grips awesome in rocks. Water proofness isn't much to brag on though,got maybe a year out of the first set and expect the same from these before they start getting damp and then soaked. They are a tad warm with the Scent Blocker when it gets real hot. Also i would go a half size smaller than other boots. Sale price would decide my choice between these and the danner jackels.

OR Archer
02-08-2012, 07:32 PM
I wore Under Armour Speedfreaks all last season and wouldn't trade them for anything. Super light, comfortable, and they kept my feet dry. A great boot in my opinion. Put a lot of miles on those things this past season and they've held up great.

brandenbowhunter
02-08-2012, 07:36 PM
I have been using the Schnees Granite..not super light..but really comfortable and great support..like a lot better than the Kenetreks...I just picked up the Schnees Wilderness..this boot is awesome..super comfortable and have put on some miles with them and no problems with very little break in...did a couple of steep hard hikes in them wolve hunting...like them a lot right now...
I used to use the Asolo GTX...light weight rugged..good boot
But checkout the Schnees Mountain series...

Mwalczak
02-08-2012, 10:03 PM
tried crispis this year. served me well from october coon hunts in pa to january muley hunts in nm.

tommyp
02-09-2012, 07:48 PM
lowa tibet gtx awesomely tough...

ProtonMadman
02-12-2012, 11:17 PM
My friends sport around Kenetrek boots and have had nothing but great reports about them. This past season I put tons of miles on a pair of Asolo boots similar to these:Tribe GV, http://www.asolo.com/eng/prod_det.php?area=3&catid=23&itemid=188 but in last years model. I have been absolutely stoked with the results. Totally waterproof, support my ankles and they take a beating. Good qualities in a boot!

ProtonMadman
02-12-2012, 11:20 PM
I have to say that my Vasque Breeze have served me very well for the warmer summer months and into the early fall season. A nice pair of insoles into these puppies and you can walk for days and not realize it. They're pretty inexpensive, too. The one downside, I believe, is the grip on wet surfaces like smoother rocks and down trees; they can get pretty tricky.

Montana
02-13-2012, 06:04 AM
Cabela's Meindl with IQ memory foam
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Denali8482-Hunting-Boots-with-Fit-IQ-by-Meindl/721726.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3D searchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProduc ts%26Ntt%3Dmeindl%2Biq%26x%3D0%26y%3D0%26WTz_l%3DH eader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=meindl+iq&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

Awesome boots and a great warranty

I have had Kenetrek and I wasnt impressed.

Ditto to the T..

trophyhill
02-13-2012, 08:08 AM
wanting some input from other hunters out there. wanting to buy some light weight hunting boots or hikers, i currenty have the perfekt by meidl really like them just want to try something lighter any input would be great

i was at Cabelas in Phoenix this weekend and looked at the Meindl's Perfekt 7" Hikers. if i were in the market to buy a new pair this is the pair i would definitely be purchasing. anything else would be a dis-service to my feet imho

brandenbowhunter
02-19-2012, 05:35 PM
Checkout the Schnees boots...seriously!